The Truth About The Legal Trouble Botched Doctor Dr. Paul Nassif Has Faced

"Botched" is the must-watch reality show that grows more popular with each passing season. Headed up by lovable plastic surgeons, and real-life best friends, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif, "Botched" showcases all kinds of seemingly unfixable case studies. Ahead of Season 7, People reported featured patients included a plastic surgery addict who wants yet bigger lips in spite of the fact his current set are already massive, and a man seeking a nose job for what he claims was damage done in utero by his mother's IUD.

As Dr. Dubrow quips at one point, "It's not very often we see things that we've never seen," before his colleague admits, when confronted with another horror, "I don't know what I'm looking at." The "Botched" bros specialize in cases that other cosmetic surgeons won't touch, either because they have no idea what to do or because they believe the patient is too far gone. There are very few cases Dubrow and Nassif turn down, as their intention is to help the most desperate people. Regardless of intentions, sometimes things still go wrong. 

Dr. Paul Nassif was accused of negligence

According to TMZ, in 2016, Dr. Paul Nassif was sued by former patient Eric Klein, who claimed to no longer be able to blink following a botched rhinoplasty. Klein approached Nassif in September 2014, complaining of having trouble breathing, and his nose job was completed the following November. According to Klein, his eyelid wouldn't close properly afterwards, which he pointed out during his post-op appointment. Allegedly, the issue was dismissed due to swelling of the area. However, over time, it deteriorated. The "Botched" star then referred Klein to a colleague of his, who reasoned the issue occurred as a result of a pre-existing condition, or previous trauma.

The patient alleges he later discovered "a medial canthal tendon was displaced during the surgery when Nassif broke his nasal bone." Nassif's colleagues covered up the mishandled surgery to ensure his reputation wouldn't be damaged, according to Klein. The Wrap advises he was left with "unusual pain" and a "pulling sensation" in his right eye. Klein sought unspecified damages as a result of alleged medical negligence on Nassif's part. 

TMZ reached out to Dr. Nassif about the incident and subsequent lawsuit, but have not received a statement as of yet.